NetbookNews.com was able to get their hands on an 13.3-inch ASUS U36JC at the ASUS’ press conference yesterday. The U36Jc is very interesting – it’s fairly lightweight for the size, and is packing an Intel Core i5-460M (2.53GHz, dual-core). The graphics are powered by an NVIDIA GeForce 310M with a dedicated 1GB DDR3 RAM. You read that right. Also, there is the option of using the Intel GMA HD graphics to save on battery life when the NVIDIA graphics are not needed. While it does come with a glossy display and a small webcam (0.3MP), it’s still powerful for the size. You also have an HDMI out.
They estimate the price will be around $1,100, which is very good – it comes with an 8-cell battery, a 500GB 7200rpm HDD, and 4GB DDR3 system ram.
They’ve also posted a video hands-on: